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mercoledì 23 gennaio 2013

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“Bhagavad-Gita: un'opera di intramontabile valore”
Video conferenza di Marco Ferrini
Giovedì 10 Gennaio 2013 ore 17.30

“Come fare scelte evolutive - II parte” - Video conferenza di Marco Ferrini
Giovedì 17 Gennaio 2013 ore 21.00

“Il viaggio di Dante e la Bhagavad-Gita” - Video conferenza di Marco Ferrini
Giovedì 24 Gennaio 2013 ore 21:00

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martedì 11 ottobre 2011

Herbs to cure male and female infertility

Infertility is a common issue causing much concern for younger generation today. Ayurveda has certain set methods and principles for treatment of infertility.
Infertility is more than just the inability to conceive among couples. It also includes women who can conceive, but are unable to carry pregnancy to full term due to repeated mis-carriages.

Male infertility

Although both men and women have equal role to play in child birth, the Ayurvedic concept of infertility in men focuses on abnormalities in sperm, penile disfunction, deficiency in seminal fluid, and issues pertaining to senility and old age. Male infertility may also occur due to various medical reasons, including presence of urinary diseases.
Herbs for men: At present there are several medications advised for male infertility. Some of the well-known herbs that help in curing male infertility are jeevaka, kakoli, shatavari and ashwagandha, all of which,help in rectifying some of the above mentioned conditions. Kokilaksha and vidarikanda, specifically help in improving quantity of seminal fluid.
Ayurveda also considers treatment with Kapikacchu to increase sperm count. It is also considered to prevent male sterility and acts as nervine tonic.
Gokshura helps in increasing androgen levels and improves blood flow into the penis. The other herbs used to enhance male fertility levels in Ayurveda are Bala, and Salammisri. While Bala is used in cases of general debility and sexual inadequacy, Salammisri serves as a good nutritional supplement and aphrodisiac.

Female infertility

Ayurveda associates female infertility to issues such as tubular blocks, salpingitis, obesity, pelvic inflammatory diseases, uterine fibroids, obesity, and vaginitis.
Herbs for women: For infertility among women, Ayurveda suggests herbs like iodhra, aloe vera, ashoka shatavari, as they help regulate hormone levels and improve fertility. Ayurvedic experts also sometimes recommend Ashwagandha, roasted in butter and boiled with cow’s milk and sugar, which is advised to women on certain days of her menstrual cycle.
Ashoka helps in stimulating endometrium and ovarian tissue. Lodhra increases reproductive hormone levels such as FSH (Follicular Stimulating Hormone) and LH (Luteinising Hormone). Shatavari brings in an oestrogenic effect on the female mammary gland and genital organs, and is used in treating infertility, threatened miscarriage, and leukorrhoea. Kumari (Aloe) is used in in-vitro production of oestradiol, while progesterone levels by ovarian cells may be considerably boosted.
Foods rich in rice, wheat, milk, eggs, ghee, black gram, almonds, pumpkin seeds, pomegranate, seaweed, grapes, red clover blossoms, raspberry leaves, flaxseed oil and nourishing soups are thought to be best for boosting fertility.
Lifestyle modifications:
A warm gentle oil massage can be given in clockwise motion on the abdomen daily, followed by a warm shower. This will help provide additional support to female reproductive organs.
Cleansing the digestive system will help improve digestive functioning. This can be done months before attempting to conceive. Cleansing involves including light meals comprising seasoned vegetables, soups and fruits all through the day.
Incorporate meditation into daily routine at least once a day and establish regular daily routine including regular meal times and bed times. Yoga is an integral part of Ayurvedic daily routine, as it helps improve circulation. Relax and avoid factors contributing to stress, in order to improve fertility rates. (by

venerdì 9 settembre 2011

Strawberries, pomegranates defy aging and prevent major ailments

( Eating strawberries and pomegranates regularly can keep aging at bay, while also preventing several deadly diseases including cancer, according to latest study.
According to researchers, the fruits, being high in antioxidants, helps combat the effects of oxidative stress, lessening effects of aging, and the chances of contracting diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart diseases.
Researchers from Marche Polytechnic University in Italy and University of Granada in Spain, for their study, fed healthy volunteers with half a kilo of strawberries for a two-week period. Blood samples were collected from volunteers at four, eight, twelve and sixteen day intervals and a month later.
The results showed that eating fruits such as strawberries that are high in antioxidants can prevent red blood cells undergoing haemolysis.
The Study Author, Dr. Maurizio Battino, says that certain varieties of strawberries make erythrocytes more resistant to oxidative stress. This could be of immense help considering the fact that oxidative stress leads to serious diseases.
Pomegranate is another antioxidant-rich fruit, and one of the few plants that comprise a range of phytochemicals with antioxidant properties, but different in chemical makeup. In fact, the antioxidant levels in Pomegranate, is three times the amount in green tea or red wine. Pomegranate contains catechins, flavonoids, anthocyanins and gallocatechins, whereas majority of other plant-based sources contain only one group of antioxidants. Pomegranate seeds are also an excellent source of dietary fibre, carbohydrates and unsaturated fatty acids.
The chemical combination in pomegranate is said to reduce cell damage, and will potentially kill cancer cells. Antioxidants help by destroying free radicals in the body, which are associated with a range of diseases including cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Free radicals are also responsible for hastening aging process.
Several laboratory and clinical studies suggests that pomegranate juice may have severe positive impact on several conditions including those linked to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases, like reducing thickening of arteries, increasing blood flow, and plays a vital role in improvement of erectile dysfunction.
Apart from this, it has been lately proven that pomegranate has the ability to slow down the progression of certain cancers, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. In a study at the University of California, the researchers asked 50 men with prostate cancer to have half a glass of pomegranate juice daily, and kept track of the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) levels of these men. PSA is a protein which is widely linked to prostate cancer. The PSA levels of the patients who drank the juice did not rise for an average of 54 months (usually the PSA levels of a cancer patient doubles in about 15 months).
What’s more, while keeping such deadly diseases at bay, the high antioxidant levels of these fruits also help in maintaining that youthful glow when taken regularly. Having said this, why not try to include them as part of daily diet and enjoy the immense benefits that these fruits have to offer? (by

domenica 28 agosto 2011

Indulge in citrus fruits to curb chronic inflammation, improve immunity

( Anti-oxidants found in citrus fruits can help curb chronic inflammation, one of the leading factors in major health issues like cancer and heart diseases, says the latest study from Journal of Nutrition.
According to researchers, women with diet packed with high anti-oxidant rich citrus fruits had lower levels of certain inflammation markers.
For the study, scientists studied the eating habits of nearly 1600 women, and found that women with highest intake of citrus-fruit antioxidants, including flavanoids, had lower levels of the inflammatory chemical interleukin-8. It was also discovered that higher intake of grapefruit is associated with lower levels of the C-reactive protein (a marker for inflammation).
The flavanoids that are otherwise found in citrus fruits include naringenin, a compound found in regulating metabolism, which also protects the body against obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. The compound naringenin, is also thought to keep cholesterol under check and prevent insulin resistance.
Citrus fruits are the most popular kind of fruits, and it has been long considered to have the natural ability to promote immunity and boost overall wellbeing. All citrus fruits are packed with Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), which is primarily essential for prevention of Scurvy. The Vitamin C content in citrus fruits is vital for healthy teeth, detoxification of blood stream, good absorption of iron by the body, and for lowering likelihood of high blood pressure, heart diseases and cancer, and for boosting the immune system.
Although Orange is the most common and popular citrus fruit in the world, there are several other citrus fruits that have immense health benefits including lemon, tangerine, mandarin, Clementine, grapefruit, tangelo, pummel, Satsuma, Minneola, and Ugli.
Apart from just enjoying them as fruits, the essential oils extracted from citrus fruits have been of immense help in the field of aromatherapy. This is particularly due to the specific aroma that citrus fruits exhibit, and its corresponding effect on the body.
Irrespective of the citrus essential oil used, the vitamin C content of citrus oils help in eliminating free radicals, restoring firmness and suppleness of skin, and reversing signs of aging. The chemical compounds found in citrus essential oils have been scientifically proven to lower blood cholesterol levels, detoxify liver and balance the sugar content in blood. The acidic content of the citrus essential oil helps in cleansing and eliminating blockages in the intestine, while the great aroma of citrus essential oils help in invigorating one’s senses, acting as great mood stabilizers.
On the whole, sufficient amount of vitamin c is vital for proper functioning of human body, and no more evidence is required to prove this fact! (by

venerdì 26 agosto 2011

Asparagus, garlic in daily diet helps shed weight & control diabetes

( Including food like asparagus, artichokes and garlic in daily diet, can help shed excess weight, while also helping to keep blood sugar levels under control, revealed a recent study.
Researchers have noticed that a diet rich in fermentable carbohydrates such as garlic, asparagus and artichokes can suppress hunger, while also helping the body in regulating blood sugar levels.
The reason behind this could be because these foods prompt the release of gut hormones that reduce appetite. They enhance the sensitivity to insulin, thereby leading to better glucose control.
A Dietician at Imperial College, London, Nicola Guess, also the study lead, said on investigating the appetite and glucose level control in people with Type 2 Diabetes, it is hoped that there will be a way out to prevent its onset
Therefore, if the study has been successful, it can be determined if such fermentable carbohydrates can form an effective and affordable health intervention, to reduce an individual’s risk of developing diabetes.
Currently, the Charity Diabetes UK is funding research into the health benefits of such foods. If found effective, the finding could be used as treatment for obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
An earlier study by the Leicester University had revealed that eating green leafy vegetables, including Broccoli, kale, spinach, cabbage and sprouts, on daily basis can cut the risk of Type 2 diabetes. (by

giovedì 25 agosto 2011

Immense benefits of Hydrotherapy (Water Therapy)

( Since ages numerous diseases have been treated by Water. Ancient Egyptians, Roman and Greek Civilizations too depended on water for routine treatments. Ancient Egyptian royalty bathed with essential oils and flowers immersed in water. The use of water as a therapeutic agent was revived during the 19th century.
Hydrotherapy (Water Therapy) is the oldest, safest, and most inexpensive way to treat common ailments. Hydrotherapy makes use of physical properties of water for treatment. They buoyancy of water helps reduce the effect of gravity, thereby utilizing less energy for performing movements. Hence, people suffering from painful joints or muscles, can perform simple exercises more easily in water than outside. Apart from this, the hydrostatic pressure of water promotes better blood circulation imparting a sense of well being. This, when performed in warm water (wherein the pool is at a temperature of about 34 degree centigrade), further increases the benefit.
Another unique property of water is that resistance to any movement increases with the speed of movement. This aspect is particularly beneficial for strengthening of muscles. Water, being nature’s healer, has beneficial effects on the skin and muscles. It calms the internal organs and the endocrine system, and stimulates nerve reflexes on the spinal cord. While heat quiets and soothes the body, cold stimulates and rejuvenates the body.
Studies conducted at Mayo Clinic revealed that soaking in a hot bath provides immense health benefits that are otherwise obtained through exercise, with less strain on the heart. Soaking in a hot bath increases the heart rate, and lowers blood pressure, just as when doing other exercises.
Numerous researchers now, are of the opinion that patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis can safely exercise by following tailor-made water exercises. Water therapeutically massages joints every movement. It helps increase aerobic capacity, overall activity levels, and muscle strength in rheumatoid arthritic patients.
Hydrotherapy is also beneficial in treating several musculoskeletal and neurological ailments such as neck pain, back pain, sports injury, arthritis, head injury, spasticity, stroke and paralysis. It also helps in post surgery rehabilitation. It can also be used as a mode of exercise during pre and post deliver, for weight reduction and for relaxation purposes.
There are several forms of Hydrotherapy, one of which is, Submersive hydrotherapy. This involves submerging all parts of the body in water or in a pool or tank and may involve use of various types of equipment, with or without whirling water. These techniques are now adopted in several spas. (by

mercoledì 24 agosto 2011

Conoscere e riconoscere Kapha

Kapha, uno dei tre dosha dell'ayurveda, deriva dall'unione di Terra e Acqua, evoca il concetto di stabilità, rilassamento e gestisce il raffreddamento corporeo
Immaginate una struttura solida, le fondamenta di un castello. Visualizzate il principio che tiene coesi uno o più elementi. Sono tutte immagini attraverso cui è facile evocare l'essenza di  uno dei tre dosha dell'ayurveda: Kapha, unione di Terra e Acqua, principio che controlla la struttura.

Qualità di Kapha

Principio di pesantezza, solidità, coesione, Kapha rappresenta la stabilità, la lentezza. Un Kapha equilibrato favorisce un atteggiamento calmo, forte, affettuoso. Quando questa forza è invece in condizione di squilibrio, queste doti si trasformano in apatia, possessività e, dal punto di vista fisico, tendenza ad accumulo di adipe.

I cibi che aumentano Kapha sono molto freddi, pesanti, untuosi, dolci: rientrano in questa categoria i latticini, i gelati, ma anche la carne. Le attività che squilibrano Kapha sono sedentarietà, frequentazione assidua di luoghi freddi, umidi e prolungate ore diurne regalate a Morfeo.

Caratteristiche del tipo Kapha

Il tipo Kapha ha la struttura del corpo pesante, forte; il carattere è calmo, leale, gentile, rilassato; quando mangia, lo fa lentamente, il suo sonno è profondo. Quanto alla predisposizione emotica e all'indole, può essere afflitto da problemi di sovrappeso, obesità, ostinazione, tendenza a procrastinare, pigrizia, difficoltà ad accettare i cambiamenti, attaccamento ai beni materiali, depressione.
I sapori dell'ayurveda che i tipi Kapha dovrebbero prediligere sono il pungente, l'amaro e l'astringente.

Kapha nel corpo umano

L'umore Kapha è legato al sistema immunitario, ne controlla le funzioni, assicurando integrità a tutto l'organismo. Governa l'equilibrio dei fluidi a livello delle cellule e dei tessuti. Le malattie che insorgono a causa degli squilibri di Kapha possono essere asma, tosse, disturbi alimentari (anoressia o sovrappeso), debolezza della digestione.

lunedì 22 agosto 2011

A solution to the much troubled Urinary Incontinence

( Accidental or involuntary loss of urine or the inability to restrain urinary voiding is referred to as “Urinary Incontinence”.
In such cases, the bladder is unable to hold urine for such a time, so that it could be released voluntarily. Though incontinence is not considered a disease by itself, it could signify a symptom of other problems, too. This problem has been found to affect more women than men.
Though current medications and therapies do not have a direct solution to help such women with overactive bladders, acupuncture has proved success in dealing with this problem.
Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University subjected seventy four women with problem of incontinence to acupuncture treatment. They were given acupuncture either in placebo points or the points known to control the functioning of the bladder. This was done once a week for four consecutive weeks.
On completion of the treatment, it was found that women who received the treatment were 30% less likely to visit bathroom in urgency, when compared to the placebo group that showed 3% decrease. Apart from decrease in distress and incontinence episodes, the women experienced an increase in bladder capacity.
Researchers say that the improvements shown in women with acupuncture treatment were equivalent to that offered by behaviour therapies and drugs. (by

domenica 21 agosto 2011

Natural supplements for treating allergies

( Here are a few scientifically studied natural/ complementary remedies to treat allergies.
Vitamin C: Recent studies have suggested that Vitamin C is effective in treating allergies, as it lowers histamine levels in the bloodstream. Hence, eating plenty of citrus fruits and juices, berries, broccoli, dark greens, onions, berries, and mangoes could prevent on-set of allergies. However, people who have an allergic reaction to certain fresh fruits may have to be more careful.
Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) : Various studies conducted in Switzerland which were peer-reviewed by medical journals have revealed the supplements derived from Butterbur, reduces symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) in most patients. Hardly any side effects have been reported.
Acupuncture: This involves placing needles onto specific points in the skin. The procedure relieves symptoms of hay fever.
Quercetin: The supplements of this antioxidant are found in plenty in yellow onions. Studies have revealed that this supplement blocks allergy causing substances. It can be used alone or in combination with allergy medications.
Chinese Skullcap: This is a herb with high level of antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine properties. Along with use of Chinese Skullcap, a Chinese herbal formula, ‘bimminne’, helps in treating hay fever.
However, it should be noted that few natural substances may even inhibit histamine release. Although this may appear to be good for patients suffering from allergies, lowering histamine release completely may also prove dangerous. At times, these supplements, when taken along with prescription medication that inhibits histamines, the combo could cause trouble.
Hence, to be on the safer side, it is best to openly discuss with the doctor all that you are taking for allergies. (by

sabato 20 agosto 2011

Honey – an excellent cure for child cough

( A teaspoon of honey taken at bedtime could bring in relief for children suffering from severe cough, suggests a new study.
The finding is based on reports of the children’s symptoms recorded after they were subjected to various treatments, and the researchers concluded that honey proved to be far better than a cough medicine.
The research report that was published in ‘Archives of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine’ detailed the study conducted by a group of researchers, who carried out their study on 105 children with upper respiratory infections from a clinic in Pennsylvania. The parents of the children were given a paper bag that contained a dosage device. While some where empty, some had age-appropriate dosage of honey-flavoured cough medicine, containing dextromethorphan. The others had similar dosage of honey.
The parents were enquired about the children’s sleep pattern and cough symptoms before and after bedtime treatment. The symptoms were rated on a seven-point scale.
The paediatricians who read the study said they would advise parents seeking alternative medicines to try honey. However, they cautioned that children below one year of age should not be given honey due to the rare, but serious risk of botulism.
The researchers stated that the benefits of honey could be due to its anti-oxidants and microbe-fighting effects. But the dark variety of honey is better than the buckwheat honey, due to its richness in antioxidants.
The researchers concluded that a teaspoon of honey before bed helps in calming children’s cough, and helped them sleep better. (by

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